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PUBLISHED HMERY THURSDAY BOLlVAlfi. TILNNESSKE. G. W-i yUtttlSTEAI), UMTOt ami npfMNft TERMS OF ADVERTISING. One square of eight lines, $1.5)1 for the .first i n-ortion, and 75 cents lor each subsoiiuont Insertion. One. column, 1 year $200 00 Half " 139 Wl (Quarter " " 75 0O Klghth " 40 00 One " G inUis 133 Half " " 7S OO onarter " ' 40 00 iWfKh " " t oo n " i tilths 75 00 Half ' " Quarter1 " Ki-hth " no Special rates given On application. S9-AU business letters Tluat be addressed to GEORGE W. AffVHSTEAD. TKKM.S OF SlUISCKIITION : VOL. XVII.- -NO. 2(. BOLIVAR, TENN.. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 1882; $1.50 per Annum. For hi Kiir si. ar (in njrtvnwc) .$1 50 . i m rnmm NEWS IN BRIEF. Ocmpiled from Various Sources. COX Ci RKaSIOJTAIi PROCBEDING. TlIK I'ot-ofticc npiiiopri.il ion bill excited Sbai , .Uh.U1' In the House on the 4th, but no action wan taken on any of the pending niiKn'Inwnts. Fan. i't Afct-S n'e resumed consideration of Mr. TiihIU's ri'sohition declaring that the Pension Arrears law oujrbt not to he repealed. M d of .Us ni' vcd to modify the amendment g In lavor of pensions to soldiers Ami iiin w:ir so as to limit It to needy or L-d oues. Jle said Scniifors weie not a cmunlty list Kr:ind tola! of the. Wui l, :tsn.:vu f 1 1 1 proiMirlions whieh I be d uuritiK the war. The il of T""tion:ilile cases on the rolls ii Hi ..utno ,,i whm 620,545. Since ti pensions had heen frranted bv loath or disabilities, so there were '1 pen.ionuhfo cates on which n i-i no nniilii at 0 at all hud ever been made. This was a conclusive an swer to the charges that the pension list had been swollen bj fraud, and we may hereafter look for very large accessions to the rolls without any resumption of fraud as to the Hgirretf.'ite of flic cases placed there. Without action the icsolutlon was laid aside for exec utive session Iteptesentative Burrows (Mich.) moved to suspend the rules and pais a bill defining the qualiflca cution of Territorial delegates in the House of Representatives. It provides that no person fiuflty of bigamy or polrgamy shall Ixi ellgi ile to a scat in Congress as delegate from a Territory. The House was In a verv inatten tive mood, and when the Speaker put the question there were few ret ponses. He, how ever, declared the motion carried and the bill passed. A burst of laughter only then apprised ninny members of the measure which hud been adopted. A motion for the appointmt-nt ot a eomiatmioa on the subject of alcoholic liquor rraJBe tailed to receive the necessary two-thirds. Tin: bill donating cannon for a statue of OarfleM In Washington, amended by a clause authorizing the Secretary of War to pay iron to the Society of the Army of the Cumberland out ol the sales of condemned ordnance, ns-c,t the Senate on the 7th. Mr. Coke was awarded the floor for a mk'ccIi upon tha tariff, the Morrill Commission bill being taken ap to allow hlin to speak, lie favored tnrif revision by a commit tee of the two houses. The Oimtnltti e on .Military Af lalrs reioited favorablyn Joint resolution au thorizing the secretary' of the Treasury to as certain the amount expended by Kansas In repelling Invasions and the suppression of Indian ho-tilltie.H. The I'en-ion arrears reso lution was made unfinished business The Nicaragua elnims bill was reported back ad versely in the House. Mr. Kyan, of Kan a is, reported the Indian appropriation bill. it appiopiiafes $4,-W0,2rS0, $!I210 less than t ic estimates and Vol.iwm greater Ihiin the amount appropriated for the current ear The number of agents is reduced from 67 to tio. The Apportionment bill was taken up and amendment.-, otic red fixing the numbered repre-cntatives a) i .121, :tl;i, :VJ4 and :;J0. Mr. Hon-, of Miehigun, opposed the hill as an outrage on eommon scnie mid criticised the speech ol Mr. Pn scott, of New York, for the i it uiathiii that the apportionment should be baaed aoiti'wJiiU on tlie wealth of the various states. Pending discutsiun the House ad journed. A kkvtiick of debate In the Senate, on the "Hi, was a short but interesting speech lyr Mr. Vest, of Missouri, on the pension arrears resolution. He -aid that he accepted the lull and legitimate results of the surrender at Ap pomattox without any evasion. All the people ,, tin- South asked was that they nil gilt he believed to have been honest in 1 heir devotion to the Confederate cause, and honest In the statement that they accept all I ho legislative consequences of their defeat. A people who would not thus reward the sac li liccs ot lite and llmh to save the Tnlon's life would deserve to bo stricken from the map ol Christendom. The remainder of the day was occupied in tho pis mi :i' of bills not objected to, one ot wlieli w is to os il, inn ports of delivery at Kansas i 'ii y and St. Joseph. Mo In the Mouse, Mr. II a v lie. (I'cun.), member of tho IJoinmitK e on Ctmsns, defined the hill re sirted by the eoinmittee, w hile Mr. Coleridge (Ind.), ot the same committee, offeree a meas ui e ami supported his own amendment tlx lug the number of Keprescntatlvcs at MS, The matter Uieii went over and the Sherman b-i!.i I. iken from tie- speaker's ta ble a Mt IxKeir.Ml to the Committee on Ways and Menus. I -in lories were then pronounced upon the lute Kcprcsciitatl ve O'Connor, of (Math Carolina, and the usual resolutions w ere adopted. TllK Pension arrears resolution was fur ther considered by the Senate on the ilth, Mr. Call submitting tin amendment pensioning necil y uti' I disabled survivors of Indian wars prim to hi'., including the I'.luckbawk, Creek and Seminole wars In the House, Mr. Hewitt Introduced a bill fixing the day for the meeting ol the electors of President and Vine l'ieident. and providing for and reg ulailng (he Hunting of votes' for I'lesidenf and Vice President, and a decision of the questions ai I si ngdluin if I itm Referred. Con sulci at ion of the Apportionment bill was re sumed and it again went over. Senate amendment to Houea bill appropriating ifso, W (Or agricultural and mineral specimens at the AllHiitu Kxpositiou, to be plated in the National Museum, was concurred in. PERSONAL ANI POIilTICAfc. Thk Commissioners of Grant County, Dakota, decided to remove the seat of gov ernment from Hig stone to Milhank the oth er day. but three hundred armed citizens of the former place threatened to kill any man attempting to remove the safe. Some In dians were recruited, pickets stationed, and hunricades constructed of hay hales. ( i kokok G. mkkhkk, Mayor of (iraud Ilapid, Mich., has been arrested on the charge of selling Intoxicating liquors contrary to law. The Mayoi , who is a druggist, has heen very zealous in enforcing tho liquor law, and many saloon men have been made to suffer in consequence. Hkkvkt Majok-Gkneral Mains, Quartermaster (Jcneral, and Krigadier Gen eral Latham M. Urown, Paymaster tienersl, I'. S. A., have been placed upon the retired list. Tiif. military commander at Limer ick, Ireland, recently notified the magistrates that his men could not walk the streets at night without being stoned, and gave warn ing that In olf-lefcnse they may he com pelled to lire upon citizens. Extranrdinivy precautious were being taken to preserve the peace. COMHKRCE Ail INDUSTRY. The Hon! Corouiil too on Commeroo listened to a lc-h!hy argument on the Im provement of the Mississippi Kiver by lieoige I.. Wright, of St. Louis, the other ilav. The lotnmlttee will recommend the appropriation of about 10,000,i) for rivers and harbors, exclusive of the Fat her of Wa ters. A BIRO introdiKX'tl by Kepr&sentative Berry, of California, provides that It shall be unlawful for railroads to charge for such transportation an v. sum exceeding the fol lowing rales per mile: When the distance of transportation is under UK) miles, 4 1-2 cents; w hen over lf0 and under :H) miles, 4 cents, When over 300 miles, 8 1-2 cents. For the purposes of the act all connecting lines of railway are considered to be one line. It further provides that the corporations or their employees refusing to transport any person who shall tender paymont of fare at these rates shall lie punished as for a mis demeanor In the Piifted States courts of the district whore UXflne may have been comr ted. by fine not exceeding f2,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding one year. They shall also be liable for damages to the party injuiesl. HwI CR1IKS ANI OASUAI7TIF.S. VV. E. Hall, of Stoubenville, Ohio, was killed by a Cleveland Pittsburgh train the other dT. Tbfi unfortunate man was vslkmg on the track, and failed to hear the danger-signal sounded by the engineer. August Amour, an Austrian, recently entered a saloon in Portland, Ore., and be gan a ipiarrel with one Uarbarino, an Ital ian, who was playing pool. Angus knocked (iarbarino down, when the proprietor of the saloon iaterferrd to separate the men. An gus then draw a revolver and emptied live chambers, three ball hitting Garbarino. One wound, in the head, was thought fatal. The men were strangers to each other, and no motive for the murderous assault can be Imagined. I Chas. MoKillop, alias Sweeney, be ing prevented in an attempt to throw him self in fronl of a passing train at Winnipeg, Manitoba, climbed a derrick nar the round house and putting a chain around his neck, Jumped, breaking his neck. His Insanliy was caused by domestic infelicity. A most deplorable accident occurred on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Feb. 7th, by which four persons were killed, among the number Major I). W. Washburn, one of the best known railroad builders in the country. Major Washburn had been out in speciing some track on the Missouri Pacific extension, near Waco, Texas. He bad with him' Mr. Stoll, manager of track layiog, and Mr. Painter, a foreman. Mrs. Stoll, her Hi tie boy, and two negroes were also on the hand-ear. The party was re turning to Major Washburn's special car, when a construction train backed by the en gine rounded a curve and ran into the band car. The general orders have been to "tie up" the construction train after night, and Washburn's party did not know of its ap proach. Mr. Stoll and bis wife were killed instantly. Major Washburn and Stall's lit tle boy lived about four hours. Stoll was muiiUjed beyond recognition, and Mrs. Stoll and son nearly so. Painter and the negrws jumped and landed unhurt. Wash burn jumped, but did not get clear, and was struck by the train. Stall, wife, and son remained on the car till thrown from It. Lossen Florence, who, together with bis entire family, seven in number, were so mysteriously poisoned by drinking water from a spring in Sylvan Dell, Harri son County, Ky., a few day since, died on the 8th. One of his children died the same day. All hope for the recovery of the re maining members of the family has been abandoned. James Low, colored, of St. Louis, was so roughly treated by three of his own color in a Chicago gambling house the other night it was thought he would die. He was pounded with some blunt Instrument which fractured Ills skull. The editorial sanctum of the National liepvhlirnn, Washington, D.C.. was the scene of a tragedy on the night of the Sth. A. M. Soteldo, a committee clerk nnd newspaper man who had a grievance, called upon Clar ence M. Ilarton, the managing editor, for redress. Pistols were resorted to, and So teldo was fatally Injured, the editor escaping with two slight wounds. Frank Conger, business manager of the paper, and A. C. Soteldo, who accompanied his brother, have made conflicting statements. In an inter view at the police station the latter said: "My brother handed Itartou a statement which he wished to have published in tho Jti'p'ihh'ran. Hsrton became very much ex cited and put his band in his pocket, drew a revolver and began shooting. Barton then came toward me, pistol in hand. When I saw hiin pull out his revolver I drew mine. Ilar ton and 1 then clinched and in the scuffle hi plstoi went off and I believe he f.hot himself. We then wrestled out of the room toward the stiJrway and both fell down stairs. Barton on tap of me. Then we sep arated, and when we reached the pavement a number of employees came down and struck me several times and handed me to the police. My brother had nothing to do with the shooting. Barton shot himself first and then pointed his pistol at me. I then pulled my revolver in self-defense and fired one shot." A singular accident occurred near Huntingdon, Pa., on the Oth. An axle on the car of an east-bound freight on the Pennsylvania Railway broke and the car jumped to the other track just as a west bound train came along, the engine of the latter striking the car with greatforce. Im mediately after the first disaster the engine of a third train crashed into the cars stand ing on the track. David Coulter, engineer, ami a brkeman named Cornerstone were killed; Kennedy, fireman, was fatally In jured. They went down an embankment with the wreck. 1'iiANK Wix was skatinp; on Com merce Lake, Oakland County, Mich., a few days ago, proprlling a sled, on which were seated Miss Bickins, a school-teacher, and Miss Polly Wilson, when the lee broke be neath them. Wix and Miss Bickins were drowned. Wix might have saved his own life, but heroically exerted himself to save the girls and went down. M19CRLLANKOUS. The recent heavy snow storm inter rupted railway travel in all the States be tween Maine and Virginia. Kkcknt advices from Indian Terri tory say the Osages have ratified the new Constitution and code of laws recently adopted by the General Council of that na tion. The meeting was largely attended, including the 1. ading men of the tribe. In adopting the Constitution it is claimed that the Osages take a long stride toward en lightened civilization, as the instrument Is in many respects similar to the constitutions of the different States of the Union. The Osages are also desirous of uniting with the Cherokees, and a movement with that ob ject in view has been Inaugurated. In this event the tribe will still preserve Us identity and treat with the Government, though be coming a part of the Cherokee Nation. The bill for the establishment of postal savings banks, as amended by the Mouse Committee on Post-oftices, provides for the establishment of postal savings de positories for the purpose of the protection of small savings, to facilitate their with drawal, and to produce revenue. Tho Postmaster-General may open sub-departments at any money-order ottiee in his discretion. Any person above twelve years of age may become a depositor. Tho smallest deposit which the Government will take is to be received in one dollar or its multiples. Interest Is to be computed at the central office In Washington upon all sums of three dollars and even multiples at the rate of two per cent, per annum. This is to be computed for every calendar month. Money when deposited may be withdrawn bv depositors without previous notice, but Interest is to be only allowed at the end of the calendar month. The money received from the depouts is to be invested by the Secretary of the Treasury in interost -bearing securities of the I'nited States, or in interest-bearing securities guaranteed by the I'nited States, or in case the money can not bo invested in this class of securities it shall be Invested In approved 8tat.e securities, but not In railroad and other bonds. Kaon In dividual account Is to l kept at Washing ton, and every withdrawal Is to be made by check from Washington, and upon the de positor; the withdrawals are to be paid from the central office by draft to the order of tho depositor at the depository requested by him. These deposits are to be free from United States, S ate or loctl taxation. No person can deposit more than $100 dollars a period of 30 days, and the aggregate amount attained to any single depositor is not to exceed $500. The prize-fight between Ryan and Sullivan at Mississippi City, on the 7th, lasted Jo minutes, the former falling to come to time in the ninth round. Stkikino cigar-makers at Milwaukee, Wis., gathered about the Union Depot the other day to dissuade new arrivals from tak ing their places. Failing in this, three men and a woman who had been advertised for by Ascherman A Co. were subjected to rough treatment, some of the strikers goiug so far as to spit on them. When Mr. A'vherman attempted to interfere they gathered around him ano would have done him bodily injury bad he not hun icd out of the way. Ascher man proceeded to the Municipal Court and took out warrants for the arrest of F. W. Lieff, President of the Cigar-makers' Union, Frank Stephens and John Jacques, charging them with disorderly conduct. They were arrested, but released on bail. A KBt'KNT dispatch from Georgetown, Colo., says Peter Chialoro and Dominique Massey, Italians, were severely injured by the explosion of giant pnwder in a cook stove, placed there maliciously by another Italian, who escaped. It was intended for Massey, but Chialcro received the most se rious injuries, and both men will probably die. Albert Bock was arrested in ChU cago on the 7th for attempting to wreck a train on the Northwestern Kallway. He wanted satisfaction for the death of a son who had been run over some months ago. The following touching incident was telegraphed from Coal lie Id, Va., the scene of the recent mine horror, on the 7th: Su perintendent Dodds mounted a coal car, and, addressing the wailing throng of woai en and children around him, said: "My dear friends, it grieves me to have to state to you that for the present our search for the bodies of those you knew and loved will have to be abandoned. You know what fire in a coal mine means, and it may take months of watching to subdue it. We will close the pit now. " The speaker's voice quivered with emotion. When he finished, a beautiful little girl of 14 years, Annie Crowder, the only daughter of one of the victims, uttered a piercing scream and rushed to the mouth of the pit, crying, " Oh, do not leave my dear papa to burn down there! Let me get in the cage and go down after him. Let me save him. " The strong arms of the -miners hold her back as the fragile thing tried to make her way to the cage, and more than one blackened face was made blacker as the hand went up to wipe away the tears. Men sobbed aloud and tyrncd away to conceal their emotion. The little girl, finding her progress barred, swooned at the mouth of the pit. A dispatch from Tombstone, Ariz., Feb. 8lh, says the Coroner's jury in the case of WetRSj, found murdered by Indians in Dragoon Mountains, charge the responsi bility for that and similar offenses on the in efficiency and imbecility of the United States military authorities of the Territory. It is rumored that three more bodies of victims of the Indians have been found In the Dra goon Mountains. Pitney, ex-Custodian of the Treas ury Department, has revived Interost in the contingent fund investigation by adding to bis former testimony. He asked to be re called, Feb. iUhand stated that he had been infornird that Upton and Lamphere had cnntradicied his testimony with regard to employees of the Treasury having done work for Secretary Sherman, for which they wore paid out of the contingent fund. He reaffirmed bis testimony that they had done such work, and bad been paid for it out of that fund, and said he was prepared to prove it, and also to prove that Secretary Sherman and Mrs. Sherman knew that this work was so paid for. Senator Hale sprang to his feet, and with some show of Indigna tion asked: "How dare you charge that Mrs. Sherman knew this?" Pitney replied: ''I have received notes from her asking ine to send men to do certain work on different occasions, and I have the notes here now." He then produced certain notes, proved to have been written by Mrs. Sherman, re questing that workmen be sent to the Secre tary's residence. Pitney added that he had received notes of the same kind from Secre tarv Sherman, and also produced them. Jake Leonard, the second mate of the steamer James Lee, was pushed over board by a negro deck passenger named Jim Dunlap, near Memphis, Tenn., on the night of the 7th. Leonard managed to catch hold of the wheel and made his way on deck. When the crew board his story they rushed upon Dunlap, and before the officers of the boat could rescue him he was beaten in such a terrible manner that his life was despaired of. Judge Miller, of the United States Supreme Court, has batted a writ of error in tho case of Charles F. Kring, sentenced to be hanged in St. Louis on Feb. 24ih. Five members of the Ycager family, of Fort Wayne, Ind., were recently pois oned by raw ham. It was not thought pos sible for the children to recover. FREIGHT trains on the ( hicago, Min neapolis A- St. Paul Railway telescoped, for ty miles west of Kau Claire, Wis., on tho Sth. George Winters, engineer, and acon ductor were seriously Injured. CONDENSE!) TELEGRAMS. Mlt. Kkye addressed tho Senate on the tariff ojnestion, Feb. 10th. Both houses adjourned till the 13th. Sen ati tt Lamar was severely injured In Washington, on the Oih. Ho was knocked sciwless by a team on Pennsylvania avenue. GeoROR Kobinson and Mary Uag gan, of Chicago, were engaged to be mar ried. On the 10th, Robinson called upon his sweetheart and sent a bullet into her head. He then placed the revolver behind his left ear and fired asjain, expiring imme diately. The girl only lived a few minutes. Mary had refused to go out With Robinson the night previous. Three murderers were executed on the lOlh (juiriuo Gaitan, a Mexican, at Brownsville, Texas; Jesse Barber, colored, at Winnsboro, S. C. ; Henry H. Hall, Pres cott. At l la nag Charley Uing, a Chinaman, wo banged al Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Neb., on the 0th, for the murder ol Ah Lick, one of his countrymen. blHHR K i LMEMHUt, aged 12, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Common.Plcas Court at Lancaster, Ohio, a few days ago, and was sentenced to the State Farm until of age. Young Kilberger stabbed a 18-year-old son of Christian Stnaacke to the heart one evening last October, during a quarrel about some marbles. The residence of John Moreland, Huntingdon Township, Ontario, was de stroyed by fire on the Oth. His wife, step daughter and three children were burned to death. Two men, Rambough and Huff, wore probably fatally burned. The stove-plate foundries of Pitts burgh, Pa., have been closed in conse quence of a strike, the proprietors refusing to advance wages 10 per cent. In the Corporation Court of Lynch burg, Va., on the 9th, Judge Garland sen tenced Lewis Powell, a white man, to re ceive l' s lashes on bis bare back, on two counts for housebreaking and robbery. This punishment was ordered inflicted in install ments of seventy-eight Iasbes each. Two young men recently entered the works of the Chicago Car-wheel Company and asked some information from Walter Todd, the cashier. Almost instantly they threw red pepper in his eyes, pushed him into a closet, locked the door, and secured $400 in cash. Clarence O. Perrys a boy of 1G, was recently left in charge of a bouse in Ashlaud, Mass., during tbe absence of the family. He set tire to three beds in differ ent parts of the house, but the neighbors studied smoke and extinguished the flames. The fellow was arrested and committed in $5,000 to await the Orand Jury's action. Perry is a monomaniac on the subject of in cendiarism and confesses to at least three attempts. S0TJT 1 T E 1 1 N GLE ANI NT GS. The largest orange grove in Florida is said to be that of Major George H. Nor ris, at Spring Garden. Major Norris is a native of Western New York, but did busi ness in Chicago. He purchased a Spanish grant in 1872 aud laid out a village. It is a flourishing place, with wide streets, shaded by orange trees, and has a high character oT residents. Major Norris has a grove of 11,000 trees, from which he gathered 400,000 oranges In 1ST'.). It will produce millions in time. A new system of gold mining has been introduced in Georgia, what is called a vacuum dredging boat having been success fully tried on Chesiatee River. It is designed to raise the gravel from the beds of rivers, washing the sand and separating the gold from it. At a recent trial tbe boat raised this sand by the vacuum system at the rate of from two to four tons every live minute. The sand was rapidly washed automatically in sluice boxes, and the gold collected in quick-silver. As a result of throe hours' work $200 worth of gold was secured. Tho expense was not more thnn $12. The sand was found to be very rich, and it is said there is enough in the rivers In Georgia to keep fifty boats busy for fifty years. Three cranks are digging for hidden treasure near Kufaula, Ala., confident that they will soon be rewarded for all their work. They have a line drawn around the mouth of the well, which they call the charmed circle, within which they will not talk for fear the gold of which they are in search will sink deeper in the earth. Sev eral thousand people have visited them since thev li.!gan their foolish labors. Some time ago a little son of Mrs. Cooper, of Nashville, Tenn., fell from a train on which he was stealing a ride and broke his arm, which was afterward ampu tated. Rev. Mr. Leftwich, pastor of a Methodist Episcopal Church, toik occasion to hold up young Cooper as a model bad boy, and assailed his character in a most merciless manner. Mrs. Cooper and her granddaughter were greatly incensed and expressed a determination to cowhide the minister. The Galveston News says: Mr. A. Corf, who made the experiment of shipping beef and mutton to the New York markets in refrigerator cars, has returned from New York. The experiment was a success, the meat arriving at destination in perfect con dition. Mr. Cerf is already purchasing large lots of cattle and sheep to make an other experiment on a larger scale. Should the latter be as successful as the former, he will at once establish slaughter-houses in this city and go Into the business perma nently. The tallest peak on Buffalo Mountain, in East Tennessee, known as AVhite Rock Peak, on account of its peculiar formation, being a ledge of white rock which towered several hundred feet, recently feil with a ter rific crash which was heard for several miles around, and the whole surrounding country was overwhelmed with terror. It is said that when the crash first occurred people congregated and prayed to be delivered from the falling mountains. The heavy rain fall of the past few weeks had undermined it. Twelve years ago a Brooks County (fia.) farmer invest ed $3) his entire capital in orange trees. With the surplus from his little crop he bought more trees, and to day, as a result of orange culture, he is worth $20,000. Reports from all parts of Alabama in dicate that agriculture will be very success ful this year. The wheat, vine and orchard areas are wider than ever before. In the next two years the railroad companies are expected to expend over $15,000,000 in Mississippi, in building new roads and in relaying and improving those now in operation. The Attorney-General of Texas is seeking tlata upon which to bring forfeiture suits against raibroad companies that have failed to make tlseir annual reports to the Comptroller. Red snappers.and Spanish mackerel are being canned on. the Gulf coast. It will be some time, however, before they will be plentiful in the markets. Oranges can be raised all over Flori da, but pine-apples can only be raised in the south section. Phie-apples will give fruit from the seed in eighteen months, and will be in full bearing in two years. A child was born in South Georgia a few days since with its entrails, heart, liver and lungs on the outside of its body, no skull, hands and feet webbed, eyes as large as an ox's aird one ear as large as an elephant's. The annual report of the Attorney- General of Texas says the indictments for 1SS1 numbered LI.. i0, ,204 of which were misdemeanors. There were 2,lli felony trials with '. S9 convictions; 5 death penal ties and 17 life-imprisonments, ii,0S7 mis demeanor trials with J,48i convictions. There were 343 indictments for murder and 73 convictions. The Attorney-General is of the opinion that crime is alarmingly on the increase. The acreage of wheat sown over East Tennessee is unusally large, and the pros poet for an excellent crop was never more encouraging- The increase of the taxable value of all property in Alabama for the year 1881 w as s 1(1,000, 000 over that of the preceding year. A negro in Upson, County, Georgia, got rid of a bone felon by cutting of his fin ger with a hatchet. Seventeen thousand dollars' worth of sponge in one pile was recently sold at Key West, Fia. A company with ample capital has been organized at Austin, Texas, to work the newly discovered coal mines on the In ternational and Milan Junction. The vein of coal Is said to be five feet thick. In Florida 3,000 pine apples can be raided on an acre of ground. Alabama owes $9,111,500. A curious exposure has been made in Alabama by the publication of a partial list of articles subject to State taxation. The me chanical tools foot up 1228,000, and farming implements only f"T,10J, making a total of $305,000, while the guns, pistol and dirks are valued at $40,000 more than Is invested in farndng implements and mechanical tools combined. The return of tools and farming implements is, however, known to be Incomplete. There are nine colored men in the Mississippi Legislature, eight in the House and one in the Senate. Orange County, Florida, has 8,000 people and only three paupers. The Philomathean Society of Louisi ana has issued a circular cordially inviting all literary and historical societies, boards of trade and exchanges, along the Mississippi River and its tributaries to co-operate with the various societies and organizations in New Orleans In the celebration of a La Salle bi-centennial. Elvira Sullivan, 105 years of age, died recently at Dallas, Tex. At the outbreak of tbe war she was a servant in tbe family of Gen. Sam Houston. She had been -o'.i . --ral time, lived in eight States, and had twenty-three children. De Long's Party Heard From. New Voiik, February 8. The following dispatch from Lieutenant Danenhauer, dated Irkoutsk, February 4, has Juet been received here: " I)e Long s party is between the s'ations of Buleur (Bolinoii) and Sisterouck (L'sto- lconskf), in a narrow wilderness eighty milea long, devoid of bahital ions aud game. Jerome J. Collins volunteered to stand by the dying seaman: Hans Erickson, and let others of De Long'e party push south. 'The new fearcb builds huts, and goes over every inch of the region, which Is plowed by heavy drift-ice every spring. "We visited Nordenskjold'a winter quar ters, and found he was safe before we entered the ice ne xt Herald Island. "The general health of the crew during the twenty-one months' drift was excellent. No scurvy appeared. We used distilled water and bear aud seal-meat twice a week. No rum was served out. Divine service was regularly held. We took plenty of exercise. Everybody hunted. Game was scarce. We got alxiut thirty bears, two hundred and fifty seals, and six walrus. No fish or whales were seen. " All possible observations were made dur ing the drift, the result showing a northwest course. The ship was keeled over, and heavi ly pressed by ice most of the time. The men til strain as heavy on all of the ship's com pany. The result of the drift for the first five months was forty miles. There was a cycloid al movement of the ice. The drift the last six montaa was very rapid, sounaings were pretty even. They were eighteen fathoms near Wrangcll Land, which was often visible seventy-five miles distant. The greatest depth found was eighty fathoms, and the average thirty -five. The bottom was blue mud. Shrimps and plenty of algaelogical specimens were brought up from the bottom. The sur face water had a temperature of twenty de grees above zero. "The extremes of temperature of air were Greatest cold 58 below zero and greatest heat 44 above zero. The first winter the mean temperature was 33 below zero; the sec ond winter 39 below zero. The first summer the mean temperature was 40 degrees a nove zero, ine ncaviesc gale snowed a velocity of about fifty miles per hour. 8uch gales were not frequent. The liarometric and tbermometric fluctuations were not great There were disturbances of the needle co incident with the auroras. The winter growth of lie was eight feet; heaviest ice seen twenty-three feet. The engineer states that a heavy truss saved the ship, Novcniber21, from being crushed. The telephone wires were broken by the movement of the ice. The photographic collection was lost with the ship. Lieutenant Chlpp's 2,000 auroral observations fvere also lost. The naturalist's notes were Saved. " Jeannettc Island was discovered, May 16, in latitude 76 degrees 47 minutes north, longi tude 15- degrees 50 minutes cast. It wat small and rocky, and we did not visit it. " Henrietta Island was discovered and vis ited, May 24, in latitude 77 degrees 8 minutes north, longitude 157 degrees 32 minutes east. It is an ext ensive island. Animals are scarce, but glaciers are plenty. "Bennett Island lies in latitude 76 degrees 3S minutes north, longitude 14S degrees 20 minutes east, il is very large. On it we found many birds, old horns, driftwood and coal, but no seal or walrus. A great tidal ac tion was observed. The coast is bold and rocky. The cape on the south coast was named Cape Emma. " We drifted back the first week of the re treat twenty-seven miles more than we could advance. The snow was knee deep. We had to go thirteen times over and over the track, seven times with loads. " Lieutenant Chlpp's boat did better than ours Melville's) during the afternoon of Sep tember 12, the three boats having got clear ol the ice off Semlnovsky Island at noon that day. About dusk he was 100 yards off out weather quarter, and lowered sail as if round ing to. We lay for twenty-four hours under a triangular drag. Nothing was seen of Lieutenant Chipp's boat at daylight. He could not get back to the island in a northeast gale. He was unable to carry his share of the provisions. " I observed a strong easterly current near the Lena delta. There were masses of drift wood between the Siberian Islands. "Jack Cole's mind is not wholly alienated. He has not been violent for twelve days, but Is happy and harmless. Getting home may restore him." Average Annual Liquor Consumption. Washington, Februarys. The Chief Clerk of the Bureau of St atistic! has prepared the following table of the an nual average consumption of spirituous and malt liquors and wines in the United 8tate during the three years ended June 30, 1878i and the consumption for the years ended June L'0, 1S79, island HBli - g 2 5 a 5" T O O : c o : 3 H S3 siliis : -?2 S'3S1 S es " a. & : a : ? at : 2: I 5 srs i s?: R - B i to D O a M -i g 2: D -z S - H A S a A II c 2 CO 3 a g'O'B 5 : a : . X 2 : v 9 S - 8iS S S! ill sill 1 3 fill Zc c To Isl iTis' i a pi e 1 mm i is i 1 i-i H gg aj g Ml i il I p Estimated. In computing the quantity of sparkling and still wines in bottles, five so-called quart bot tles are reckoned as equivalent to the gallon. Note. It has been estimated that ten per cent, of the spirits and malt liquors produced in the country escape taxation. If this esti mate is correct, the above amounts of product represent only about ninety per cent, of tne actual consumption of these articles. It ha also been estimated that about one third of tin spirituous liquors consumed in tbe country it used in the arts. This fact must be noted in any computation of the cost to the country ol spirituous liquors used as a beverage. The extensive use into which bromide of potassium has come renders the assertion of Herr Maschke of great importance. He finds that this brom ide, of remarkable sedative properties, is larjrely contaminated with lead. The samples he tested were only reduced to a clear liquid after the addition of an acid. Hydrosulphuric acid is the best accent to use in making the test, with the exception of sulphide of ammoni um, perhaps. Lead poisoning is a dire alternative for nervousness and sleep lessness. Daniel Wells, of Milwaukee, on day recently received f225.000 as the profits of a one-tifth share in a "pork corner' 1 in Chicago. Ex-Seeretarj Blaine's Letter to Presl. dent Arthur The Latter's Tosition. As a matter of general interest we give th follow ing salient p lints in the recent letter of ex-Secretary Blaine to the President: Mr. Blaine starts put with the statement that the suggestion of a Congress of all American nations to assemble in the City of Washington for the purpose of agreeing on such a basis of arbitration for Intern it ion il troubles as would remove all possibility of war on the Western Hemisphere was warmly approved by President Garfield, and that the late President's assassination prevented his issuing the iuvitation to the American StatfSi The ex-Seeretary adds that President Arttpir, after bis accession, receive I the suggestion with most appreciative consideration, and after carefully examining the form of invita! tion, directed it to be scut. Mr. Blaine sayt he was greatly surprised at the propositior looking to the aimullment of such invitation, and at the reasons assigned which he inter prets to mean that we might offend some Eu ropean IV.wevs if we should hold in th United States a Congress of "selected nation alities" of America. Mr. Blaitle expresses tht opinion that, "if that UtOVewfllt Is now td ik arrested for fear it may give offense in Europe, the voluntary humiliation of this Government could not be mote complete, unless we shoulc petition European Governments for the privi lege of holding the Congress." He sayt he cannot see how European Government! should feel "jealousy and ill-will" toward the United States because of an effort on our part to assure lasting peace between the nations of America, un less indeed it be to the interest of the European Pi .w ers that the American nations should at intervals fall into war, and bring reproach on republican governments. He ad s the asser tion that the invitation was not his, but Pres ident Arthur's, who spoke in the name of the United States to each of the independent na tions of America, and that "to revoke that invitation for any cause would be embarrass ing; to revoke It' for avowed fear of 'jealousy and ill-will ' on the part of European Powers would appeal as little to American pride as to American hospitality." Mr. Blaine concludes as follow s : " Beyond tbe philanthropic and Chritir Ptids to bo, obtained by the. American Confer ence, devoted to peace and good-will anions n. en, we might well hope for material ad vantages as a result of a better understand lng and closer friendship with the nstious ol America. At present the condition of trade between the I'nited States and its Americart neighbors is unsatisfactory to ns, and CVPt deplorable. According to the official statts- tics or our own treasury Department, th oaiance against us in that trade last year was $120,000,000 a sum greater than the yearly Jiroduct of the gold and silver mines n the United States. This vast balance was fiaid by us in foreign exchange, and a veo arge proportion of it went to Eugland, whert shipments of cotton, provisions and bread stuffs supplied the money. If anything should change or check the balance in our favor in European trade, our Commercial exchange! with Spanish America would drain us of out reserve of gold coin at a rate exceeding f 100, 000.000 per annum, ami would probably pre cipitate the suspension of specie payment in this country. Such a result at home 'might b Worse than a little 'jealousy and ill-will' abroad. I do not say, Mr. President, that the holding of a Peace Congress will necessarily change the currents of trade, but it will bring us into kindly relations with all th American nations; it will promote the reign ol peace, and Jaw, and order; it will increase pro duction and consumption, and will stimulate the demand for articles which American man ufacturers can furnish with profit. It will, at ail events, be a friendly and auspicious begin ning in the direction of American influence and Americun trade in a large field which we have hitherto greatly neglected, aud which has been practically monopolized by our com mercial rivals in Europe." THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION. A Washington dispatch of the 3d says : " It is understood that after the circular in vitation for an International Congress was is sued, another set of instructions was given irescott. authorizing him, when he left Chili to return by Buenos Ayres and Rio de Janeiro! 1 he date of meeting, as the circular stated was put at. a remote dav, in hones that the ex isting differences in South America might at mar. Mine oe arranged, and all take a peace able part in a general Cotlgress. When the President's attention was first called to this second instruction to Trescott to visit Brazil and the Argentine Republic with express ref erence to this International Congress, thus piecipiiating me wnoie matter, ne sim ply directed that Trescott should not go on mat mission, and the President has not revoked the invitation to an International Congress ; but it has been understood that, as Congress is bow assembled, it is proposed to submit the whole subject to it, and that he will tie controlled in his action by its will. The instructions do not refer to Europe, or to any other friendly Powers than those which were to be reached by Invitation to the Interna tional Congress. Whether Mr. Frclinghuy- bcii b pnraseoiogy admits oi a Droauer con struction is not the question which concerns the President. What he directed simply was that Trescott should not have a consultation and negotiation with two out of all the friend ly Powers ou this continent." Terrible Coal-Mine Disaster. Richmond, Va., February 4. Particulars of the terrible coal-mine disaster (caused by a gas explosion) at the Grove Shaft, at Coalfield, in Chesterfield County, yesterday, were received here to-day, and In dicate that the disaster was even more horrl ble than at first reported. Coalfield is a little hamlet in the midst of the great coal-beds of Chesterfield County, and the mine in which the disaster took place is about two milea dis tant. The scenes and incidents about the mouth of the pit this morning were heart-rending. Nearly every family in the place has lost a relative by the disaster, and, despite the ter rible anow-storm of last night, a crowd of men, women and children were crouched about the mouth of the fatal shaft, shivering from cold and calling piteously for their loved ones, aad begging that aid should be sent them. All the morning crowds of miners from the surrounding country have been pouring into the place, and all seemed Intent upon penetrating the awful pit and learning definitely the fate of those who are entombed. Experienced miners say that the thirty-two men in tbe pit are undoubtedly dead, but the wives andchildren do not give up hope, and there are not to be found those who can break the terrible truth to them yet. This morning at eleven o'clock the first attempt to reach the bottom of the shaft waa made. A large number of miners volun teered to go down In the bucket. Most of them were young and hardy men, and were prepared to take their lives in their hands The older miners told them that the terrible carbonic gas still lingered in the pit, and they realized the dangers of the undertaking, especially as no connection had yet been made with tbe bottom of the shaft. Three stepped from the crowd and insisted upon going down in the bucket. Mr. Dodds, the Superintendent of the pit, was one of them. They were let down carefully, and, after going down 100 feet, gave the signal to be pulled np. The result of their investigation shewed that at least forty feet of the brattice-work in the mine was torn up. They discovered no gas. Like many similar horrors, thia one haa served to bring forward another striking evi dence of the devotion of woman. A young woman, just nineteen years of age, living in Manchester, was tiet.rot.hed to one of the vic tims of this disaster. This morning, when the intelligence reached Manchester of the explo aioa, she at once started to walk to the scene, a distance of thirteen miles from Manchester, the ground being covered with six inches of now and the wind blowing blinding drifts. Feb i st a k v 5. At 2:30 Superintendent Dodds, with a third party, made the descent, remaining nearly an hour. They explored the tunnel for some dis tance. At tbe mouth of one of the chambers in the vicinity of the engine they discovered another body, which is supposed to be that of a colored fireman, Robert Summers. Thia body, with that discovered laat night, waa brought to tbe surface this evening. The work of repairing tbe brattice for tbe improve ment of ventilation Is progressing, and It ia expected that by to-morrow a more satisfac tory p;oratioa cfljr Bad. RELHUOl'tf AND EIU ( ATI0At Detroit has opened a' nighfe-sehoal for working girls. The Roman Catholic Diocese of At hariy, N. Y., has been divided and the see of Syracuse created. The Baptists have seven associations in Vermont, with one hundred churches, nnd alotal membership of 1)0-41. About thirteen years ago the Rev. Dr. Tulnfage removed from Philadelphia to Brooklyn, at the call of nineteen per sons. Now the Tabernacle has? 2,WH) members and a revenue of hearly tSo.ooo. The celebrated Daniel' Webster's hundredth birthday was made tho occa sion, at Franklin, N. IL, of proving Itii church connection. An original regis ter was exhibited in which his member ship in :t Congregational Church was re corded on September 12, 107. In Mexico there are 10,000 Protes tant Christians. The Presbyterian Chureh began in 1872, and lias 4, (MM) members; the Methodists in 1878, and hare 387 in! full connection and 916 n nrolmtiori: and the Episcopal Churcli has 3,500 membeY: The public schools in roe SOtHberrlj States are constantly improving, ami the attendance, both of white and col ored children, is growing larger. In nearly all the cities and large towns us good schools arc provided for colored pupils as for the whites, but the mainte nance of the separate system naturally increases the expensd. A man forty years old goiiiJ to school in Missouri could not master his spelling lesson. The school mistress threatened to dog him unless he did better. He demurred and she took a vote of the scholars, who unanimously decided in favor of the whipping. She. therefore, took him by the collar and gave him a sound thrashing, lie is disgusted wltli flluctttioaj and pro nounce,, it a thorough liumhiio. The total number of Unitarian churches in the I'nited Stales, includ ing four or five in the British Provinces, is :U4. of which number are with out pastors nl Mated pulpit supply. Three churches sustain colleague Jtt tors, two have female pastors, and one h.s had its pulpit supplied for a num ber of years by a layman. New churches were organized during 1881 at Brockton, Mass.; Manistee, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Philadelphia, Pa. The list of clergymen IWultldwi 408 names. Of this number of clergymen 17'J are with out p:LstoratOo. During the yc'af Iwonty-live pastors were settled. The Guardians of Our Coast. With such a record it is no longer a marvel that the American life-saving in stitution has taken so firm a hold oi the public heart. The territory which it guards ten thousand or more miles is divided into twelve districts. The Atlantic eOaot pfeseuis one long succes sion of varied dangers, beginning with Maine, where the capricious currents are forever playing sly games about the narrow capes, reefs, sunken rocks and peaks of islands half submerged, paving the coast like, the teeth in a shark s jaw, taking in Cape Cod, that gn at arm of sand forty miles outward and upward, with its half-sunken, ever-shifting sand bars, the islands and the rough, rocky points on the Rhode Island OOMt -dreadful to mariners-- and the long, un peopled six hundred miles of beach from Montauk Point, Long Island, to Cape Fear, North Carolina, terminating with the arid coral formation of the coat of Florida, five hundred miles In extent. The great lakes, a group of enormous inland seas, with twenty-five hundred mile of American coast-line, are sub ject to sudden and violent gales, which pile up seas SO stupendous that anchored vessels are swept fme and aft, often causing their cflmplete destruction; while others, running for shelter in har bors, miss the narrow entrances, and are blown helplessly upon jutting piers, or the still more dangerous beach. The stations consist of three classes, several ly denominated life-saving stations, life boat stations and houses of refuge. Each of the twelve districts is provided with a local Superintendent, who must be a resident of the district and famil iarly acquainted witu its inhabitants. His compensation is one thousand dol lars per annum, with tin; exception of those on the coast of Ling Island and New Jersey, who, having 00 many sta tions to look after to attend to other business, arc paid fifteen hundred dol lars apiece. These officers are required to give from twenty to thirty thousand dollar bonds as disbursing agents, being intrusted with the payment of the men wider them in addition to tlheir general duties. They are responsible for the se lection of the keepers of the stations a duty requiring much knowledge and ex cellent judgment who are not, how ever, confirmed without the acquies cence of the inspector, who is supposed to have no loeal interests or prejudices. The crews are chosen by the keepers. The keepers and crews are examined by a board of inspectors, consisting of an officer of the revenue marine, a surgeon of the Marine Hospital Service, and an expert surfman whose qualifications are well known, to determine by a judgment wholly impartial their character, good health and general fitness. This board is empowered to dismiss all incompetent men on the spot, and require the keener to employ others without delay. Tha whole work is under constant inspec tion. '1 he stations are visited freouent- ly, and the men examined in the exer cises of the apparatus drill, and obliged to give verbal reasons for every step in their operations. They are trained with their life-boats in the surf, in the use of the life-dress, in sav ing drowning persons by swinirainir to their relief, in the methods of restoring the partially drowned, and in signaling. feverytning in and about the stations moves with military nrecision. When a wreck is attendetf with loss of life, a rigid examination follows to set; if any oithe men have been guilty of miscon duct or neglect of duty. The keepers are empowered to protect the interests of the Government from smuc-trlintr. and they guard all property that comes ashore from the wreck until it rightful owner appears. 1 hey are charged with the care and order of the stations and the boats and apparatus; and they must keep accurate account - of all reeeinta and expenditures, journalize all trans actions, and maintain all necessary cor respondence with superior officers. J hus it appears they must ttossoss a cer tain amount of education ami high irf tegrity, as well as surfmanship, intre pidity, and commanding qualities. Thev are paid four hundred dollars each per annum. The crews receive forty dollars per inontn during the active season, which ti 1 ton the sea-coast is from Sep tember 1 to May 1. and upon the lakes from the opening to the close of naviga tion, or from about Mav 1 to December , Martha J. Lamb, in Harper Maga- xnc. FACTS AND FItU HES. Fine veins of marble have been dis covered in Union CVninty, Ark. Il is estimated that 378.1M persons are employed In coal mines in Great Britain, working in galierie extended over at least 08,44 miles. The greatest depth of the coal mines is estimated at 2,800 feet The income of - the world is f l.'t. 000. 000, 0 x a vear, it aggregate debt fl 0,000, 000. 000 ami itsapitar8i.00w. 000,000. How should yon like to bo "mlent partner" with the world? Scio Haven ReginUr. Twenty -thrw years ago Flora Tmi ple electrified the worW by betting Would it ever be beaten? was the ques tion Since then eighty-four horses have trotted in 'J-.-JO or hcttoti and quite a number h:Dc come within, a fraction of it. The average si of farms in tho United Kino'tUmi m seventy awroM. In England only, tlir average is greater than this, but small holdings in Sootland and Ireland counterbalance the excess. In America the average size is taken as 1-10 acres; France. 35; (iennany, 40; lielgiuni. 15; Holland, 50; Russia, 30j Austria-Hungary, 45; Italv. :10: Spain, 25; Pitrttigal. 2rV; Turkey," 80; Greeeo and Switzerland, 15, aud Sweden, 50 acres. There were 72,276,312 bushels of grain shipped from New York during 1881, 5:t.OO0,(J0 bushels being carried by steal" ers and tile" rest by sailing ves sels. The shipment III l8so was 1 lfi Mfifttt bushels, 41,01X1.000 bushels more tlifill last year. The freight for last year was about f8.t0O,0tK. all f which went to foreign ships, not m bushel having been sent by American sJiipf. British vessels mrrietl Maty-two per cent, of Mi entire shipments. A new bridge, costing l,0O0,0oO has been finished at Albany. N. Y.. since last June. The main span is niuo hundred feet long, anil there ore linen spans. Tho draw extends six hundred feet. The tol.-ll hutgtli Is sixteen hui dred feet. It is intended chiclly for highway traffic on the lower Hour, but It has provision for a double-track rail road MrvMe on the upper door, the to tal width being sixty-one feet. Over one thousand tofts of iron were put into the draw, which is the heaviest mass moving on a center in the world. The sternly progress of tbo tele graph is made apparent ly the follow ing facte and figures. In 1841 thcro were forty miles d line and no wires. In 1848 there were 2,000 miles of lino and 8, (..Ml miles of wire. In 185.'l there were li.ti7.rt Miles of line and Hjtffl tajfafl of wire. In 18t0 there were 17, 582 ttiile Of line aud 25.JI75 miles of wire. In tKrtfi there Were 20,412 miles of line and 50.2!1 mllrff wire. In 1h7u there were 5;t,4o:t miles of line and 107, -245 miles of wire. In 1877 there wero 111,652 miles of line and 257, 074 miles of wire. In 1HH0 Ihcre were 142.264 miles Of line and .150,018 miles of wire. The first line in. the United Stated w ast established between Baltimore and Washington in 1x4 1. Itwascongtrnotedj on the Horse plan, which has since tie come the almost universal system of tln world- In the year 1880 there were lif ty million messages sent. Tho various companies have 14.000 offices, and they have in their employ no leas than 21,000 individuals. , WIT AN1 WlSBOHf. I Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.- Jiocnuucaulit. One of the most effectual ways of pleasmgand making one's se If loved is to oe cheerful; joy softens more hearts than tears. ; j, ((tJ 1 Don't throw away your old Hour barrels. They are useful. It has been found that an ordinary flour-barrel will hold 678,000 silver dollars. A South American plant has Iteen found that cures bashfulness. It should be promptly tried on the man who lonvet the hotel by the back window because ho is too diffident to say good-by to the cashier and clerk. He came home the other night in the drizzling rain, soaked inside as well as out. -'What excuse have you to offer,'1 said his better half, "for coming home in such a beery condition ?" "None, my dear," was his answer, "'cept 'twas ft very muggy day." Newport News. . A New York minstrel troupe an nounces that ambulances will 1st pro vided to carry away those who heeomo exhausted by laughter. The inferencn is that the troupe has purchased a joke of recent origin, but up to the hour of going to press an ambulance luid not been called into requisition. Narrvs town Hrrald. Did it ever stwike you. gentle weadah, that no moali beautiful oem than "How does my lady's garden gwow" was evnb written? How twooly tendah and lovely are those pwecioiis lines: "With silvah bells and oooklo thells, and pwitty maids all in a wow." How twoo, how tendah, how consum mately deuced pwecious. tjkrintvm I rnion. Miss Hortonse is working a Beauti ful Piece of Embroidery. It is a Motto in Green and (Jobl. It aks What w Home Without a Mother? When Mi s Hortense gets it Done she will give it to her Beau, who tends a Dry Goods Coun ter. You cannot see Miss Hortensc'n Mother She is in the Back Yard doing the Weekly Washing. By and by SM will be Bringing in the Otal for the I'ar lor Stove, because Miss Horten.se's Itc.-m Is Coming To-night. Denver Tribune lYimer. A minister with a rather florid com plexian went into the shop of a barber, one of his parishioners, Ut In; shaved. The barlter was addicted to heavy bouts) of drinking, after which his hand was, in consequence, unsteady at his work. In shaving the minister he inflicted a cut sufficiently deep to cover the lower part of his face with blood. The minister turned to the barber anil said, in a tone of solemn severity: " You see, Thomas, what comes of taking too much drink." "eAye," replied Thomas, with the ut most composure, " it makes tho skin very tender." W. J. K.. Pal'-Htlno. I sin a vouna man of llmitl means. I have only ki u in th. Htate a short tltn. nnl it ttnemn't suit 1110 to May hem longer. W'oul'l you iwlvlsc metoiro Ut Mexloo) Pleaee advise me at limjrfh through the columns of your impur." As you have not given us full partic ulars, we are hardly in a position to ad vise you amderstandingly. In a general way. however, we would suggest that if you have stolen a horse, the safest thing you could do would be t get over into 'Mexico as quickly as possi ble, even if maj have to steal another horse to got there on; but, if you have only killed an acquaintance, there is no reason why vou should put yourself to the inconven ience of running oft' to Mexico. Slay where you are. prove insanity, self-defense, or an alibi, and become a leading citizen. Texas tiijlinga.